9 November 1989 Design Manufacturiqg-And Testingof A Two-Axis Servo-Controlled Pointing Device Using A Metal Matrix Composite Mirror
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Abstract
An existing mirror drive used in the Belgian Leopard 1 sight has been modified to accomodate a multiple optical output (visible + laser + Thermal Imaging System). The weight/size problem has been solved by using very lightweighted mirror substrates. One design which has been developped with the aid of the Finite Element Mode-ling uses MCA' metal matrix composite because of its high specific stiffness, and moderate machining cost compared to Zerodur and beryllium. Constraints analysis, material choice, design, manufacturing, integration and tests are complete. Laboratory, environment and field trials have shown good results.
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P. Pellegrin, E. Stenne, E . Ulph, A. Geiger, P. Hood, "Design Manufacturiqg-And Testingof A Two-Axis Servo-Controlled Pointing Device Using A Metal Matrix Composite Mirror", Proc. SPIE 1167, Precision Engineering and Optomechanics, (9 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962954; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.962954
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